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The Monterey Wine Festival Celebrates 36 years with new Additions to the Line Up!

June 8th 5 – 9 p.m. and June 9th 11 – 4 p.m. 2012 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA Now in its 36th year The Monterey Wine Festival continues to evolve

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Wine Recommendations

Wine recommendations. Wines that offer great value for your money.

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Wine Recommendations for March 2012

Spring is here, and so are the Wine Recommendations for March 2012. This is the time of year when we begin to think of sun and friends.

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Wine Recommendations for February 2012

Wine recommendations for February 2012 will help us keep the chill away. We look at "comfort wines" Sherry and port. I know I know; you are going to say "my great-grandma drank Sherry!"

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Wine Recommendations for January 2012

Wine recommendations for January 2012! Happy New Year. We look forward to a year full of great wine at excellent prices.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Christmas will soon be here. Let the cooking begin!

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Wine Recommendations for December 2011

Wine recommendations for December 2011! Just in time to celebrate the Holidays and welcome the New Year. This month brings the usual offerings of white and red wines, plus some sparkling wines to ch

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Yep, Time for Beaujolais Nouveau!

On the third Thursday of November people go a little crazy for wine. Specifically for one particular wine, Beaujolais Nouveau! That is the day that this young wine is released. Aficionados do pretty zany things. I've heard that in Japan they bathe in it!

Join the fun. Maybe you don't want to be at the store at 12:01 A.M., or set up a backyard wading pool; but you might want to organize a race with your friends, and let the winning price be a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau. Salud!

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Our Thoughts Turn to Thanksgiving!

Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here! Whether we are guests or cooks, we are probably thinking of wine. Sometimes we take great care in planning the menu and wine list, other times it is thinking about the host and what he or she loves in a wine bottle; often it is a "what the heck am I going to pair with marshmallow sweet potatoes!"

No matter where you are in the "wine choosing experience-meter", I know there is a wine just waiting to be noticed by you!

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Wine Recommendations for November 2011

Wine recommendations for November 2011 are perfect for celebrating with family and friends; for giving thanks for all our blessings, even if the road has not been totally smooth.

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Wine Recommendations for October 2011

Wine recommendations for October 2011 focus on Washington State. This area has been producing excellent wines at really good prices for a while now. They are not easy to pigeonhole! They have wonde

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Wine Recommendations for September 2011

The wine recommendations for September 2011 are here; just in time to helps us welcome the harvest! its the time of year when vineyards come alive. Summer is full of hope and expectation. The vines

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Winery At The Biltmore

Just visited the winery at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC and loved their wines, very very nice and very reasonable. Just wondering if you carry any of

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Wine Recommendations for August 2011

Wine recommendations for August 2011 focus on California wines. California wines a wonderful, but prices have gone up in recent years. It isn't always easy to find great values. But we have ten win

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Wine Recommendations for July 2011

Wine recommendations for July 2011 come straight from the Iberian Peninsula . Spain and Portugal have wine traditions that stretch deep into their history and DNA.

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